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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Microgrid Labs, Inc. Senior Consultant: 2014 to Present Developed product plans, conceptual and preliminary designs for projects, performed industry surveys and...

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I’m sort of a stickler when it comes to how we measure the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from everything. In the process of writing another post, I was happy to find there are others so inclined.

The Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative is a multi-stakeholder partnership of businesses, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), governments, and others convened by the World Resources Institute (WRI), a U.S.-based environmental NGO, and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), a Geneva-based coalition of 170 international companies. Launched in 1998, the Initiative’s mission is to develop internationally accepted greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting and reporting standards for business and to promote their broad adoption.

This brief post will present some basic information and concepts for the above initiative.

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Matt Chester on Sep 2, 2021

Thanks for this, John-- it's such a sticky, tricky issue. What we can measure and how we 'define' it vs. what has the actual impact we need. 

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John Benson on Sep 8, 2021

Thanks for the comment, Matt. However, as President Regan (set al) said "Trust, but verify.," so the hyperspectral imaging (see "Damn Satellite" post), will provide the second element.

-John

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